Tag Archives: North Island

Weekly photo challenge: Beyond the tread

Early morning n Matarangi Beach

Beyond the footprints on Matarangi Beach – early morning

In this topic, I feel spoiled for choice, so I may just have to post a daily photograph.

This photograph was taken on Matarangi Beach, which is on the Coromandel Peninsula – North Island, New Zealand. I was blown away by the beauty. Early morning walks were my favourite times of day – a time to absorb the air, the sounds and the silence.

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Weekly photo challenge: Solitary II

A solitary occupation

This is not me – but it is what I do … a lot!

It is an incredibly solitary pursuit and mind-numbingly boring. The sense of well-being and achievement at the end however, make up for it.

We love staying in this motel whenever we visit Taupo – in the central North Island, New Zealand. For me, the attraction is the pool where I can start every day with a good 45 minutes swimming laps in the pool. I do so alone – solitary.

Photographed in Taupo, New Zealand, 2012. This photo does not do our accommodation justice – it really is rather gorgeous and has the most stunning view of the lake with Mt Ruapehu in the background.